A global certification standard on hydrogen – which has been signed by 27 countries at COP28 – is set to unlock global trade in low-carbon hydrogen.
The signing of the UAE Hydrogen Declaration of Intent also ‘recognises existing certification schemes’, and marks another important step in hydrogen’s acceptance and scale up.
COP28 has also seen 116 countries sign the Global Renewables and Energy Efficiency Pledge, agreeing to triple worldwide installed renewable energy generation capacity to at least 11,000GW, and to double the global average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements to more than 4% by 2030.
In addition, more than 20 countries from four continents, including the UK and UAE, signed the Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy. The Declaration recognises the key role of nuclear energy in achieving global net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and keeping the 1.5-degree goal within reach.
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